Working On Perspective

Working On Perspective

Earlier today I called my husband in tears after a negative interaction with a colleague. He listened to me talk, and then confessed that he was really concerned about me. Over the last few weeks I haven’t really been eating, and my insomnia is back with a vengeance. He said that he wasn’t just concerned […]

Mommy Was There

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Last week was crazy. I spent most of my days with a knot in my stomach and my head throbbing with pain because of the stress of feeling like I needed to be two places at once. A huge conference for work that I was presenting at for the first time was happening 45 minutes […]

Just Look Up

just look up

Life gets busy sometimes, you know? We go along, running errands, completing tasks, checking items off of our list. At the end of the day, we race home, throw a meal together, rush the kids to bed, go to sleep, and do it all over again. I can admit it,  I kind of get off […]

Are You Clearly In Need?

Matthew 7:7

I had an encounter with a woman last week that I can’t get off of my mind. I was at the gas station when she walked by me, pushing a shopping cart. The woman had a small boy with her, and her cart was filled with various items that were clearly their personal things. As […]

God’s Light – A Haiku

sunset, mama knows it all, haiku, poetry

I am not a light. That glow that draws you to me? That’s the light of God. inspired by John 1:8

Stop Settling and Be Amazing.

mamaknowsitall, Brandi Jeter

Over the last few years, I’ve had a lot of challenges. Personal, financial, issues with my family…you name it, I’ve gone through it. I started to get used to the despair to the point that I had started to accept, and even invite, chaos and sadness into my life. I had gotten so used to […]

How To Get An Awesome Job (Spoiler Alert: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight)

Way back in June of 2011, I sent this message to Courtney, the VP, Community Relations for Collective Bias. Back then, Courtney was the Community Manager for Collective Bias‘ Social Fabric community: Courtney responded right back to me, gave me some tips, and let me know that she would keep me in mind to run […]

Step Aside: Moving Out Of Your Own Way.

While hosting a Twitter chat with my Pushing Lovely friends, recently, we asked the question, “What is holding you back?” For the majority of folks, the response was, “Me.” So many brilliant, creative women not going after their greatest dreams, not because their enemy is trying to sabotage them, or because they don’t have the […]

Let’s Get Cultivating!

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Last year, I did something different for the new year. Instead of a whole list of resolutions, I chose one action, innovate, to focus on. Being aware of doing things differently than I had done them previously, and looking for ways to step out of the box served me quite well in 2012. New opportunities […]

The Many Blessings of 2012

So, this family happened in 2012. This year was simply bananas. I mean, there is no way I could have predicted the adventures that I had in 2012. Who knew back on December 31st of 2011 that Ayva and I would have relocated from Philadelphia to California? There was no hint that a new career […]